In the earliest forms of Buddhism, whether or not god existed was

This page provides a brief overview of the spiritual tradition of Buddhism.

This marked the beginning of theBuddhist community.

Thesefew day's spent under the Bo tree are considered to have been thetime of his Enlightenment.

Buddha is said to have "attained Nirvana" - to have achieveda state where suffering is eliminated through the abandonment ofdesires - desires being the cause of suffering.

One day, they said, he would either conquer the world, or become an enlightened being—the Buddha.

Each person thought the Buddha was speaking especiallyfor him.

Buddhists believe that one day, seated beneath the Bodhi tree (the tree of awakening), Siddhartha became deeply absorbed in meditation and reflected on his experience of life until he became enlightened.

Soon after Prince Siddhartha was born, the wise men predicted that hewould become a Buddha.

The history of Buddhism is the story of one man's spiritual journey to Enlightenment, and of the teachings and ways of living that developed from it.

So, the Panchshila of Buddha is comprised of the basic teachings of conduct

In Buddhism, it is called the Buddha nature.

In Southern Nepal, at the foot of the Himalayas, is one of the world's holiest places, Lumbini where, according to the sacred tales, the Buddha was born. Today, Buddhist pilgrims from all over the world make their way here to be in the presence of the sage whose life story is inseparable from centuries of anecdotes and legends.

Buddha Teachings For Happy Life

: "The Buddha can shine out from the eyes of anybody. Inside the buffeting of an ordinary human life at any moment what the Buddha found, we can find"

A kind andwise man took her to the Buddha.

: "Historically, it is based on something certainly that happened. There must have been someone who corresponded with Gautama Buddha, but we don't know. We don't know how much of it is pure fairy tale, and how much of it is historic fact. But it doesn't matter. It touches something that we all basically know."

Buddhists call the state in which all suffering is ended Nirvana.

: "Everybody, every human being want happiness. And Buddha, he act like teacher. 'You are your own master. Future, everything depends on your own shoulder.' Buddha’s responsibility is just to show the path, that’s all"

Everyone can realize it with the help of the Buddha's teachings.

: "The relevance of it is in the message of the story. The promise of the story, like any good story it has a lot to teach. So the story of his life then is a beautiful way of telling the teaching. The Buddha said:"

The Buddha said, "Do not earn your living by harming others.

: "What he actually said was that life is blissful. There’s joy everywhere only we’re closed off to it. His teachings were actually about opening up the joyful or blissful nature of reality, but the bliss and the joy is in the transitoriness.

[Ajahn Chah said] 'Do you see this glass? I love this glass. It holds the water admirably. When I tap it, it has a lovely ring. When the sun shines on it, it reflects the light beautifully. But when the wind blows and the glass falls off the shelf and breaks or if my elbow hits it and it falls to the ground I say of course. But when I know that the glass is already broken every minute with it is precious.'"